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Unpublished Works

Selected Unpublished Works

            

 

Title of Work (Explanations, if any) - Scoring- Year

All works are 2-5 minutes in duration unless otherwise noted.

Please contact me via email to obtain licensed copies of my unpublished music, or order it from Sheet Music Plus.

Various Jewish music-related titles are available for sale through oySongs.com.

 

Choral Compositions and Arrangements

Adon olam (Hebrew - original setting of the traditional Hebrew prayer - original version Lord of the World [withdrawn] commissioned by the Hood River Valley High School Choir, Hood River, Oregon, Mark Steighner, conductor) - SATB divisi - 1994, rev. 2010. Click here to view a watermarked PDF for this piece. Click here to listen to a synthesized rendition. This title is available for sale from oySongs.com.

And thou shalt love (Deuteronomy 6:5-9) - sacred contemporary song for unison voice(s), keyboard and/or guitar, or SATB, keyboard and/or guitar, or lead sheet - 2000 - arranged for SATB in 2011.

Versions: unison voice(s), keyboard and/or guitar; SATB, keyboard and/or guitar; lead sheet.
All versions are also available in a Hebrew singing translation titled V'ahavta
Click here to view a watermarked PDF of the lead sheet for the English version.
Click here to view a watermarked PDF of the version for unison voice(s), keyboard and/or guitar for the English version; click here to listen to a synthesized rendition.
Click here to view a watermarked PDF of the version for SATB Chorus, keyboard and/or guitar for the English version; click here to listen to a synthesized rendition.
Click here to view a watermarked PDF of the lead sheet for the Hebrew version.
Click here to view a watermarked PDF of the version for unison voice(s), keyboard and/or guitar for the Hebrew version; click here to listen to a synthesized rendition.
Click here to view a watermarked PDF of the version for SATB Chorus, keyboard and/or guitar for the Hebrew version; click here to listen to a synthesized rendition.

This title is available for sale from oySongs.com.

Anim Zemiros (A Hymn of Glory) (original setting of a traditional Hebrew Shabbat prayer - Transliteration by S.M.H.) - SATB divisi - 1985. Third place prize winner - 2008 Choral Composition Competition sponsored by The New York Virtuoso SingersHarold Rosenbaum, conductor. Click here and then click on "Listen" to hear this performance. The entire score may be viewed as a watermarked PDF. The embedded recording is used with the kind permission of Harold Rosenbaum.

Captain’s Daughter, The - English - SATB Chorus and Piano - text by James T. Fields (1817–1881), 2021. This title is available for sale from Sheet Music Plus. Click here for ordering information.

City in the Sea, The (setting of the complete poem of the same name by Edgar Allan Poe [1809-1849]) - secular - version for SATB chorus (divisi) unaccompanied - 2012 - 6:40. Click here to view a watermarked PDF for this piece. Click here to listen to a synthesized rendition. This title is available for sale from Sheet Music Plus. Click here for ordering information.

El Yivneh Hagalil (Hebrew) - SATB - 2018 - N. Click here to view a watermarked PDF for this piece. Click here to listen to a synthesized rendition. This title is available for sale from oySongs.com.

Homage to Rossi (1. Bar'chu [by Salomone Rossi], 2. Baruch 1, 3. Adonai, erech apayim, 4. Baruch 2) (Hebrew - running English translation by S.M.H.) - SATB - 2010 - 6:00. Click here to view a watermarked PDF for this piece. Click here to listen to a synthesized rendition. This title is available for sale from oySongs.com.

I Am (setting of the poem Do not stand at my grave and weep by Mary Elizabeth Frye) - SATB - secular - 2018. Click here to view a watermarked PDF of the score. Click here to listen to a synthesized rendition. This title is available for sale from Sheet Music Plus. Click here for ordering information.

 

Little Garden, A (Bissle Gorten) (text by Frantisek ["Franta"] Bass [b. Brno, 1930; Deported to Terezin, 1941; d. Auschwitz, 1944]) - English or Yiddish - unison treble chorus or soprano solo & piano - 2011. English Version: A Little Garden. Click here to view a watermarked PDF for this version. Click here to listen to a synthesized rendition.
Yiddish Version: Bissle Gorten, A . Click here to view a watermarked PDF for this version. Click here to listen to a synthesized rendition. This title is available for sale from oySongs.com.

Mists (Nebbie) (Ottorino Respighi [1879-1936]) - arranged for SATB chorus (divisi) and piano - English and Italian - 2018. Click here to view a watermarked PDF for this piece. Click here to listen to a synthesized rendition.

Refuge (SATB chorus [divisi] and piano - English - 2021. Click here to view a watermarked PDF for this piece. Click here to listen to a synthesized rendition. This title is available for sale from Sheet Music Plus. Click here for ordering information.

Set No. 10 of Three Pieces (Charles Ives [1874-1954]) - 1) Like a Sick Eagle, 2) Luck and Work, 3) The Native Americans (The Indians) arranged for SATB chorus (divisi) and piano - English - composed 1920-1921, arranged 2021. Click here to view a watermarked PDF for this piece. Click here to listen to a synthesized rendition. This arrangement may only be performed in USA until 2024 after which the music of Charles Ives will be PD for the world. Contact Dr. Hoffman via email to obtain copies.

 

Shalom rav - sacred contemporary song for cantor (low voice) & piano, or cantor (low voice), SATB & piano - Hebrew - includes versions for both regular and High Holiday Shabbat services - 2007. 

Click here to view a watermarked PDF for solo/unison version. Click here to listen to a synthesized rendition. 
Click here to view a watermarked PDF for cantor/SATB version. Click here to listen to a synthesized rendition.
This title is available for sale from oySongs.com.

There Is a Name (dedication piece for the New England Holocaust Memorial, Boston) - (English - text by Joseph H. Albeck) - SA chorus & amplified classical guitar or orchestra - 1995. Performance Jenny Kowall, Rachel Rosenman, Taylor Webster (children's chorus), William Buonocore, guitar - New England Holocaust Memorial, Boston - world premiere performance, October 22, 1995 - performed before an audience of over 8000 people at the dedication ceremonies of the New England Holocaust Memorial. Click here to listen to this performance. Click here to view a watermarked PDF of the choral/guitar score. Click here to view a watermarked PDF of the full score. This title is available for sale from oySongs.com.

Whole World Is a Very Narrow Bridge, The (Kol ha’olam kulo gesher tsar me’od) - (Hebrew - text by Rabbi Nachman of Bratslav and from Isaiah 41:10) -  SATB chorus unaccompanied - 2018. Click here to view a watermarked PDF for this piece. Click here to listen to a synthesized rendition. This title is available for sale from oySongs.com.

 

 

Composition for Solo Voice and String Quartet

Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird (BMI Award 1984-85, text by Wallace Stevens now in the public domain) - mezzo-soprano & string quartet - 1985, rev. 1993 - 15 min. Performance by the Brandeis University contemporary music ensemble (Susan  Klebanow, mezzo-soprano, Lisa Crockett, violin, James Cook, violin, Leonard Matczynski, viola, Leslie Svilokos, violoncello, David Hoose, conductor) - Slosberg Recital Hall, Brandeis University - world premiere performance - December 4, 1984. Click here to listen to this performance. Click here to view a watermarked PDF of the score. This title is available for sale from Sheet Music Plus. Click here for ordering information.

 

 

Composition for Tenor Voice and Piano

Lovely Summer Night, A - tenor & piano - English - Words by Antonio Machado - 2000. Click here to view a watermarked PDF score. Click here to listen to a synthesized rendition. This title is available for sale from Sheet Music Plus. Click here for ordering information.

 

 

Orchestral Arrangement

Nuages Gris (Franz Liszt, 1881 [piano]) arr. for chamber orchestra (2 fl., ob., bn, 3 tbn., timp., hp., str.) - arr. 2009. Click here to view a watermarked PDF of the score. Click here to listen to a synthesized rendition. This title is available for sale from Sheet Music Plus. Click here for ordering information.

Variation 25 (from the Goldberg Variations by J.S. Bach [Harpsichord]) arr. for solo violin and string orchestra of violas, cellos, and basses (or string trio) & harpsichord - 1993 - 12 min. Click here to view a watermarked PDF of the score. Click here to listen to a synthesized rendition. This title is available for sale from Sheet Music Plus. Click here for ordering information.

 

 

Orchestral Compositions

Backwards Decade - chamber orchestra - one of 52 six-second works performed by the Vine Orchestra conducted by Michael Mikulka on December 1, 2013. Click here to listen to their performance. Click here to view a watermarked PDF of the score. This title is available for sale from Sheet Music Plus. Click here for ordering information.

Elegiac Rondo - string orchestra - Begun in 2001; completed in 2018 - 7 min. Click here to view a watermarked PDF score. Click here to listen to a synthesized rendition. This title is available for sale from Sheet Music Plus. Click here for ordering information.

 

Little Sea Nocturne - orchestra - 1983. Click here to view a watermarked score. Click here to listen to a synthesized rendition. This title is available for sale from Sheet Music Plus. Click here for ordering information.

Poem and Lamentations - violin & string orchestra - 1987, arr. 2009 - 12 min. Click here to view a watermarked PDF score. Click here to listen to a synthesized rendition. This title is available for sale from Sheet Music Plus. Click here for ordering information.

Romance for Orchestra (Senior Thesis, The Boston Conservatory) - 1982. - 10 min. Click here to view a watermarked PDF score. Click here to listen to a synthesized rendition. This title is available for sale from Sheet Music Plus. Click here for ordering information.

 

 

Band Composition

Dirge for the 9/11 First Responders (band) - 2016. Click here to view a watermarked PDF score.  Click here to listen to a synthesized mp3. This title is available for sale from Sheet Music Plus. Click here for ordering information.


 

Compositions for Large Chamber Ensembles

"Get me a rag!" "Just a minute..." - piano solo - 2011 - arranged 2021 for Ragtime ensemble (piccolo, E-flat clarinet, trombone, tuba, drum set, piano, 2 violins, viola, violoncello, contrabass) . Click here to view a watermarked PDF score. Click here to listen to a synthesized rendition. This title is available for sale from Sheet Music Plus. Click here for ordering information.

Hymn of Glory (an ensemble of at least four violas and four violoncellos [preferably for a string orchestra of violas and violoncellos]) - 1985, arr. 1988. Click here to view a PDF watermarked score. Click here to listen to a synthesized rendition. This title is available for sale from Sheet Music Plus. Click here for ordering information.

Movement for Strings and Piano (string orchestra & piano) - 1981. Click here to view a watermarked PDF score. Click to listen here to a synthesized rendition. This title is available for sale from SMP Press, a division of Sheet Music Plus. Click here for ordering information.

Nocturne for Nine Players (Ph.D. dissertation composition, Brandeis University) [2 fl. (a.fl.), ob. (e.hn.), cl. (b.cl.), bn., 2 hn., harp, perc.] - 1992 - 17 min. Brandeis University contemporary music ensemble (Christine Fish [Moulton], flute, Suellen Hershman, flute, Kathy Halvorson, oboe, Katherine Matasy, clarinet, Gregory Newton, bassoon, Robert Marlatt, horn, Jean Rife, horn, Ruth Emanuel Maffa, harp, Michael Parola, percussion, Adam Grossman, guest conductor) - Slosberg Recital Hall, Brandeis University - world premiere performance, December 6, 1992. Click here to listen to this performance. Click here to view a watermarked PDF score. This title is available for sale from  Sheet Music Plus. Click here for ordering information.

 

 

Compositions for Small Chamber Ensembles 

Berceuse for Flute, Clarinet, and Bassoon - 2016. Click here to view a watermarked PDF score. Click here to listen to a synthesized rendition. This title is available for sale from Sheet Music Plus. Click here for ordering information.

Calling for Harmony - horn quartet - 2021. Click here to view a watermarked PDF score. Click here to listen to a synthesized rendition. This title is available for sale from Sheet Music Plus. Click here for ordering information.

Demented Music (Pervertimento for Cello Quartet or String Quartet) - 2014. 

Click here to view a watermarked PDF score of the version for cello quartet. Click here to listen to a synthesized rendition of this version. This title is available for sale from Sheet Music Plus. Click here for ordering information. 

Click here to view a watermarked PDF score of the version for string quartet. Click here to listen to a synthesized rendition of this version. This title is available for sale from Sheet Music Plus. Click here for ordering information.

Gift, The - string quartet - 2013. Click here to view a watermarked PDF score. Click here to listen to a synthesized rendition. This title is available for sale from Sheet Music Plus. Click here for ordering information.

In Memoriam - flute, viola & double bass - 2011  Click here to view a PDF watermarked PDF score. Click here to listen to a synthesized rendition. This title is available for sale from Sheet Music Plus. Click here for ordering information.

Kojo no tsuki Variant - (Variant on "Kojo no tsuki" [clarinet & piano], arranged) - 2 contrabass flutes - 2011, arr. 2015. Click here to view a watermarked PDF score. Click here to listen to a synthesized rendition. This title is available for sale from Sheet Music Plus. Click here for ordering information.

Lovely Summer Night, A - (composed for saxophonist Kenneth Radnofsky) tenor saxophone & piano - 2000 - version for horn & piano - 2009. Click here to view a watermarked PDF score of the version for tenor saxophone & piano. Click here to listen to a synthesized rendition. This title is available for sale from Sheet Music Plus. Click here for ordering information. Click here to view a watermarked PDF score of the version for horn & piano. Click here to listen to a synthesized rendition. This title is available for sale from Sheet Music Plus. Click here for ordering information.

Meditation - tenor saxophone and harp - 2017. Click here to view a watermarked PDF score. Click here to listen to a synthesized rendition. This title is available for sale from Sheet Music Plus. Click here for ordering information.

Movement for Mallet Quartet (glockenspiel, xylophone, marimba, and vibraphone) - 2018 - 4:23. Click here to view a watermarked PDF score. Click here to listen to a synthesized rendition. This title is available for sale from Sheet Music Plus. Click here for ordering information. 

 

The Monkey (aka Capricorn) - clarinet, violin & piano - 2013. Click here to view a watermarked PDF score. Click here to listen to a synthesized rendition. January 2016: this piece was released on a CD titled DREAMTIME on the Blue Griffin label as performed by The Zodiac Trio. This title is available for sale from Sheet Music Plus. Click here for ordering information.

 

Moulded Clay - Chiselled Rock - soprano saxophone & piano - 1994. Click here to view a watermarked PDF score. Click here to listen to a synthesized rendition. This title is available for sale from Sheet Music Plus. Click here for ordering information.

Movement for String Sextet (From a Prison) (2 violins, 2 violas, 2 violoncellos) - 1984. Click here to view a watermarked PDF score. Click here to listen to a synthesized rendition. This title is available for sale from Sheet Music Plus. Click here for ordering information.

Pacific Prelude, A - brass quintet (2 C trumpets, horn, trombone & tuba) - 1995 - 7 min. Click here and then click on "Listen" to hear a performance by the Prism Brass Quintet. The entire score may be viewed as a watermarked PDF. This title is available for sale from Sheet Music Plus. Click here for ordering information.

Poem and Lamentations - violin & piano - 1987  - 12 min. Brandeis University contemporary music ensemble (Judith Eissenberg, violin, David Kopp, piano) - Slosberg Recital Hall,  Brandeis University - world premiere performance November 21, 1987.  Click here to listen to this performance. (A formal repeat which no longer exists has been edited out of this recording.)  Click here to view a watermarked PDF score. This title is available for sale from Sheet Music Plus. Click here for ordering information.

String Quartet (1987) (2 violins, viola, violoncello) (performed by the Boston Composers String Quartet at the New England Conservatory of Music in Jordan Hall, Boston, January 29, 1989, and in Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall, New York City, February 12, 1989) - 1987 - 18 min. Click here to listen to the Boston performance. Click here to view a watermarked PDF score. This title is available for sale from Sheet Music Plus. Click here for ordering information.

Snippet from the Inexorable March of Time, A - saxophone quartet - 2017. Click here to view a watermarked PDF score. Click here to listen to a synthesized rendition. This title is available for sale from Sheet Music Plus. Click here for ordering information.

Tango Semplice, Malinconia, e Trionfante - flute and harp - 2016. Click here to view a watermarked PDF score. Click here to listen to a synthesized rendition. This title is available for sale from Sheet Music Plus. Click here for ordering information.

There Is a Flower - oboe or soprano saxophone & piano - 1980 (oboe) - 2009 (saxophone). Click here to view a watermarked PDF score of the version for oboe & piano. Click here to listen to a synthesized rendition. Click here to view a watermarked PDF score of the version for soprano saxophone & piano. Click here to listen to a synthesized rendition. This title is available for sale from Sheet Music Plus. Click here for ordering information.

Three Artistic Styles - trumpet and piano - 2021. This piece is an entry in a competition. More information when the winners are announced in April of 2022.

Trio In One Movement (commissioned by ALEA III, the contemporary ensemble in residence at Boston University, Theodore Antoniou, Music director) - clarinet, viola & violoncello - 1996 - 9 min. 30 sec. Diane Heffner, clarinet, Bina Breitner, viola, Mark Simcox, violoncello, Theodore Antoniou, Music Director - world premiere performance - February 7, 1996, Tsai Performance Center, Boston University. Click here to listen to this performance. Click here to view a watermarked PDF score. This title is available for sale from Sheet Music Plus. Click here for ordering information.

Twilight, Goodbye, Peace (composed for Peter Sheridan - low voice, low flutes [alto and bass], and piano) - 2016 - 6:41.  Click here to view a watermarked PDF score. Click here to listen to a synthesized rendition. This title is available for sale from Sheet Music Plus. Click here for ordering information.

Variant on "Battle Cry of Freedom" - wind quintet - 2012. This piece received its world premiere performance by the West Point Wind Quintet as part of the Composer's Voice "15 Minutes of Fame" Concert Series on April 29, 2012, in Jan Hus Church in New York City. Click here to see a movie of this performance. Click here to view a watermarked score. This title is available for sale from Sheet Music Plus. Click here for ordering information.

Variant on "Kojo no tsuki" - clarinet & piano - 2011. Click here to view a watermarked PDF score. Click here to listen to a synthesized rendition. This title is available for sale from Sheet Music Plus. Click here for ordering information.

Variation on "Rozmarin In Coltul Mesei" - soprano saxophone & piano - 2012. Click here to view a PDF watermarked score. Click here to listen to a synthesized rendition. This title is available for sale from Sheet Music Plus. Click here for ordering information.

Wolf and the Goat, The - Flute and Marimba - 2015. Click here to view a watermarked PDF score. Click here to listen to a synthesized rendition. This title is available for sale from Sheet Music Plus. Click here for ordering information.

 

 

Compositions for Organ

Crimson Sunset - organ solo - 2012. Click here to view a watermarked PDF score. Click here to listen to a performance by organist Carson Cooman. This title is available for sale from Sheet Music Plus. Click here for ordering information.

Azure Sunrise - organ four-hands - 2018. Click here to view a watermarked PDF score. Click here to listen to a synthesized rendition. This title is available for sale from Sheet Music Plus.

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Elegy on "In Paradisum" - organ solo - 2018. This work was composed for Carson Cooman in memory of Ronald Arnatt.  Click here to view a watermarked PDF score. Click here to to listen to a performance by Carson Cooman on YouTube. This title is available for sale from Sheet Music Plus. Click here for ordering information.

 

 

Compositions for Piano

Cycles - piano solo - 1984. Click here to view a watermarked PDF score. Click here to listen to a synthesized rendition. This title is available for sale from Sheet Music Plus. Click here for ordering information.

Fantasy Prelude - piano four-hands - 2021. This was composed for a call for scores from a piano duo. More information will be available after May 1, 2021.

Expanses, The (Intermezzo) - piano solo - 1980. Michael Dewart, May 3, 1981, Seully Hall, The Boston Conservatory. Click here to listen to this performance. Click here to view a watermarked PDF score. This title is available for sale from Sheet Music Plus. Click here for ordering information.

"Get me a rag!" "Just a minute..." - piano solo - 2011. Click here to view a watermarked PDF score. Click here to listen to a synthesized rendition. This title is available for sale from Sheet Music Plus. Click here for ordering information.

Iberian Tango - piano solo - 2012. Click here to view a watermarked PDF score. Click here to listen to a synthesized rendition. This title is available for sale from Sheet Music Plus. Click here for ordering information.

Piano Piece (1986) - piano solo - 1986. Click here to view a watermarked PDF score. Click here to listen to a synthesized rendition. This title is available for sale from Sheet Music Plus. Click here for ordering information.

Serenata Popular - piano solo - 2016. Click here to view a watermarked PDF score. Click here to listen to a synthesized rendition. This title is available for sale from of Sheet Music Plus. Click here for ordering information.

Variation on “Berceuse” from Enfantillages Pittoresques - piano solo - Public Domain Music by Erik Satie (1866–1925) - Variation by Stanley M. Hoffman, 2021. Two versions of the variation were completed on February 10 and sent to pianist Anna Sutyagina for “Satie Obsessions 2021,” Moving Classics TVEnnio A. Paola, director, for consideration: one a la Satie, and the other a la Satie meets Bartok. Details concerning availability will follow after Ms. Sutyagin and Mr. Paola have considered these two versions.

 

 

Compositions for Solo Instruments

Bagatelle - bassoon (or bass trombone) solo - 1994. Click here to view a watermarked PDF score. Click here to watch and listen to a performance by bass trombonist Jamie Wehr in Flash Video (flv) format. Click here to listen this performance (without video). This title is available for sale from Sheet Music Plus. Click here for ordering information.

Beating the Doldrums - violoncello solo - 2021. Click here to view a watermarked PDF score. This title is available for sale from Sheet Music Plus. Click here for ordering information.

Daydream Waltz, A - bass flute solo - 2020. Composed for a Call for Scores from Vox Novus 15 Minutes of Fame. More will be posted here after the results are announced.

Limericks and Laughter Thereafter - clarinet solo - 2011. Click here to view a watermarked PDF score. Click here to listen to a synthesized rendition. This title is available for sale from Sheet Music Plus. Click here for ordering information.

Man in the Street, The - violoncello solo - 1981. Click here to view a watermarked PDF score. Click here to listen to a synthesized rendition. This title is available for sale from Sheet Music Plus. Click here for ordering information.

Notturno Pastorale - trumpet in C - 2016. Click here to view a watermarked PDF score. Click here to listen to a synthesized rendition. This title is available for sale from Sheet Music Plus. Click here for ordering information.

Poem from "Poem and Lamentations" - transcribed for violin, viola or violoncello solo - 1987, arr. 2002. 
Violin version: Click here to view a watermarked PDF score. Click here to listen to a performance by renowned violinist Susanne Stanzeleit. This title is available for sale from Sheet Music Plus. Click here for ordering information.

Viola version: Click here to view a watermarked PDF score. Click here to listen to a synthesized rendition. This title is available for sale from Sheet Music Plus. Click here for ordering information.

Violoncello version: Click here to view a watermarked PDF score. Click here to listen to a synthesized rendition. This title is available for sale from Sheet Music Plus. Click here for ordering information.

Theme, Variation and Reprise - flute solo (or bass flute solo) - 2013. Click here to view a watermarked PDF score. Click here to listen to a synthesized rendition. This title is available for sale from Sheet Music Plus. Click here for ordering information.

 

Brief Technical Studies for Solo Instruments

Brief Etude - flute solo - 1982.  Click here to view a watermarked PDF score. Click here to listen to a synthesized rendition. This title is available for sale from Sheet Music Plus. Click here for ordering information.

Little Etude - flute solo - 1982.  Click here to view a watermarked PDF score. Click here to listen to a synthesized rendition. This title is available for sale from Sheet Music Plus. Click here for ordering information.

Longing - clarinet solo - 1983.  Click here to view a watermarked PDF score. Click here to listen to a synthesized rendition. This title is available for sale from Sheet Music Plus. Click here for ordering information.

Morning in Boston - Tenor Saxophone solo - 2021. Click here to listen to a synthesized rendition. This title is available for sale from Sheet Music Plus. Click here for ordering information.

Two Brief Fantasy Pieces - oboe solo (microtonal studies) - 1982.  Click here to view a watermarked PDF score. Click here to listen to a synthesized rendition. This title is available for sale from Sheet Music Plus. Click here for ordering information.

Winter, You Scoundrel! (The Wrong of Winter) - bassoon solo - 1983.  Click here to view a watermarked PDF score. Click here to listen to a synthesized rendition. This title is available for sale from Sheet Music Plus. Click here for ordering information.

 

Klezmer Music

Tango for Klezmer Ensemble - 2010 - flute, clarinet, accordion, drum set and bass. Click here to view a watermarked PDF score. Click here to listen to a synthesized rendition. This title is available for sale from oySongs.com.

Yiddishe Mambo, A - 2010 - humorous parody piece for trumpet & accordion. Click here to view a watermarked PDF score. 

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Free Editions

 

2013 Edition of Kol Nidre - Setting by Henry Russotto - Adapted and Edited by Stanley M. Hoffman. You can download this title from Dr. Hoffman's Web site by clicking here to retrieve a free printable PDF. 

NB: This edition differs substantially from the original public domain edition. Click here to view or print the editorial notes from the free 2013 edition. Click here to view or print a digitally cleaned-up version of the original public domain edition.

Editions Contributed to the Choral Public Domain Library

Johannes Brahms - (Create in me, God, a pure heart) - (1st movement only) - SATBB - download this title by clicking here to retrieve a printable PDF.

Johannes Brahms - Lev tahor b'rah li Elohim (Schaffe in mir, Gott, ein rein Herz) - [1st movement only] - SATBB. This version of the above title with the lyrics set in Hebrew is not in the CPDL - download this version by clicking here to retrieve a printable PDF.)

Henry A. Russotto/Morris Rosenfeld - My America - (unison) voice(s) and piano - document name = My America.pdf - download this file by clicking here to retrieve a printable PDF.

Henry A. Russotto/Morris Rosenfeld - My America - SATB & opt. piano (arrangement by S.M.H.) - document name = My America SATB.pdf - download this file by clicking here to retrieve a printable PDF.

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Twelve Songs, Op. 27., by Alexander Zemlinsky

English Singing Translations by Stanley M. Hoffman

1. Abduction (Entführung) - Stefan George
2. Summer (Sommer) - Kalidasa
3. Spring (Frühling) - Kalidasa
4. Now Is the Time (Jetzt ist die Zeit) - Kalidasa
5. The Rejected (Die Verschmähte) - Amaru
6. The Autumn Wind (Der Wind des Herbstes) - Kalidasa
7. Misery (Elend) - Langston Hughes
8. Harlem Dancer (Harlem Tänzerin) - Claude McKay
9. African Dance (Afrikanischer Tanz) - Langston Hughes
10.  Give Me a Song Again (Gib ein Lied mir wieder)- Stefan George
11. The Time of Rain (Regenzeit) - Kalidasa
12. Wanderer’s Nightsong (Wandrers Nachtlied) - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

 

Dr. Hoffman wrote his 1993 doctoral dissertation based on this set of songs. A link to a webpage about his book appears below. Nearly all of Zemlinsky's music entered the Public Domain in 2012. In 2017–2018, Dr. Hoffman completed a newly edited piano/vocal score which includes his own English translations. He also orchestrated the songs and created versions of them for soprano solo and SATB chorus. Copyright issues related to several African-American song texts—in German translation only—prevented him from making these songs available sooner. Those issues were ironed-out in 2022, so he is now pleased to make his editions and arrangements available for performance. Purchasing options appear below.

Read the Preface to the scores here.

Available Editions:

  • Piano/Vocal Score (soprano solo and piano) - link to a watermarked PDF

  • Piano/Choral Score (soprano solo, SATB chorus, and piano; each song is also available separately - see below) - link to a watermarked PDF

  • Full Orchestral Score for the vocal version - link to a watermarked PDF study score

  • Full Orchestral Score for the choral version - link to a watermarked PDF study score

  • Instrumental Parts that work with both versions

 

Instrumentation - Chamber Orchestra:

Flute/Piccolo
Oboe/English Horn
Clarinet in B-flat/optional Soprano Saxophone in B-flat in songs 7–9
Bassoon


2 Horns in F
Trumpet in B-flat
Trombone
Tuba


Percussion

(Glockenspiel, Suspended Cymbal, Wind Chimes, Bass Drum, Timpani, Tom-toms [4]) 
Keyboard (Celesta/Piano)
Harp


Strings

Duration:

ca. 17:00

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Instrumental Parts

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Individual Choral Octavos Extracted from the Piano/Choral Score

All titles are accompanied by piano or chamber orchestra; none are unaccompanied.

  • Choose the number of singers you have by the number of copies you are purchasing.

  • Contact Dr. Hoffman by email with the name of your choir. 

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​1

Abduction

(Entführung)

Stefan George

(Soprano Solo, Chorus)

2

Summer

(Sommer)

Kalidasa

Soprano Solo, optional Chorus

3​

Spring

(Frühling)

Kalidasa

Soprano Solo, optional Chorus

4

Now Is the Time

(Jetzt ist die Zeit)

Kalidasa

(Chorus)

5

The Rejected 

(Die Verschmähte)

Amaru

(Soprano Solo, Chorus)

6

The Autumn Wind 

(Der Wind des Herbstes)

Kalidasa

(Soprano Solo)

7

Misery 

(Elend)

Langston Hughes

(Soprano Solo, Chorus)

8

Harlem Dancer

(Harlem Tänzerin)

Claude McKay

(Chorus)

9​

African Dance 

(Afrikanischer Tanz)

Langston Hughes

(Soprano Solo, ST Chorus)

10

Give Me a Song Again

(Gib ein Lied mir wieder)

Stefan George
(Soprano Solo, Chorus)

11

The Time of Rain

(Regenzeit)

Kalidasa

(Soprano Solo)

12

Wanderer’s Nightsong 

(Wandrers Nachtlied)

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

(Soprano Solo, Chorus)